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BC L3 Quick Charge Station Status

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:59 am
by ataman
LAST UPDATED, MAR 24 2014

I am hoping to keep an updated list for status of L3 Chargers that are planned in BC. The list is below and is colour coded, feel free to post updates as you drive by, post pictures etc and I will update the list. We can not use plugshare as this thread is meant to track the progress of stations that are not operational.

Kamloops - 910 McGill Road
Operational

Whistler - Conference Centre (4010 Whistler Way)
Unknown / Not Located

Squamish - Stan Clarke Park (2nd Ave., across from Municipal Hall)
Operational as of Oct 25

Surrey - Surrey Museum (17710 - 56 Ave.)
Operational as of Sep 9th

Township of Langley - Langley Events Centre (7888 - 200 St.)
Looked for it on Oct 15t, unable to locate. No sign of installation.

Saanich - Uptown Shopping Centre
Talked with Customer Service, BC Hydro and Saanich are still working out details, installation has not started. As of Aug 23rd

Merritt - Merritt Tourism/Visitor Info Booth (2202 Voght St.)
Operational

Hope - Hope Visitor Centre (919 Water Ave., at the intersection of Highway 1 and Highway 5)
Visited Sep13th. No sign of installation. Reported to be proceeding by sources.

Cowichan Valley Regional District (Duncan) - Island Savings Centre (2687 James St.)
Operational, Green Lots

Nanaimo - Bastion Square (94 Front St.) or Vancouver Island Conference Centre (Gordon St.)
Operational, greenlots app o iOS or Android required.

City of North Vancouver - Lower Lonsdale
Paperwork Complete as of Nov 1st

District of North Vancouver - District of North Vancouver Operations Centre (Crown St.)
Unknown / Not Located

Vancouver - Telus World of Science (1455 Quebec St.)
Paperwork Complete as of Nov 1st

Surrey - Powertech Labs (12388 - 88th Ave)
Operational, avail to public Mon-Fri 8:00 - 16:30

Burnaby - BCIT
2 x L3 stations for 01 APR 2014. Solar powered.Testing in progress. Charging will be free, no card required, kiosk to assist you, and web interface to make a reservation.

Re: BC L3 Quick Charge Station Status

Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:51 pm
by ataman
Called Hope and Merritt about the L3 Chargers, they do not know about them...

Re: BC L3 Quick Charge Station Status

Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:06 pm
by ataman
Happy to report that Surrey Museum is now operational! Thanks to Kelly for the update!

Re: BC L3 Quick Charge Station Status

Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:20 pm
by Galiano
Good work Ataman. This is a really useful list. I live in North Saanich and would like to make trips to Nanaimo and eventually up to Courtenay, so knowing where these level 3 chargers are going to be is great. I particularly would use Duncan and Nanaimo.

Keep up the good work.

Re: BC L3 Quick Charge Station Status

Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:13 pm
by Galiano
I just looked on Plugshare and it states that the Duncan charger is for the private use of municipal employees. So I guess this needs clarifying, or we could pester them to allow public use. :D

Re: BC L3 Quick Charge Station Status

Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 5:39 pm
by ataman
Galiano wrote:I just looked on Plugshare and it states that the Duncan charger is for the private use of municipal employees. So I guess this needs clarifying, or we could pester them to allow public use. :D

L3 Charger in Duncan is not yet active. Its not on plugshare because its not active.

There are 2 public station in Duncan, one is working and other one needs to be activated. There is also restricted access one which I think it is the one you are referring to.

Re: BC L3 Quick Charge Station Status

Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:30 pm
by Galiano
ataman wrote:
Galiano wrote:I just looked on Plugshare and it states that the Duncan charger is for the private use of municipal employees. So I guess this needs clarifying, or we could pester them to allow public use. :D

L3 Charger in Duncan is not yet active. Its not on plugshare because its not active.

There are 2 public station in Duncan, one is working and other one needs to be activated. There is also restricted access one which I think it is the one you are referring to.

Thanks

Re: BC L3 Quick Charge Station Status

Posted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 4:12 pm
by ataman
1- Cloverdale L3 has been turned off waiting official opening...

2- Gillian from facebook group found this http://www.surrey.ca/bylawsandcouncilli ... 472-00.pdf which proposes a L3 at Morgan Crossing in Surrey, I am not sure if this was approved or if construction is under way. Maybe someone form the area can let us know...
I also found out from Kelly that the bylaw in Surrey requires new gas stations or significantly renovated gas stations to install 1 alternative fuel, which could be CNG or hydrogen etc... but obviously it is probably easiest to install a DCQC. {Edited after clarification from source}

3-Getting reports that there might be 2 x L3 stations installed in Burnaby by January 2014. Stay tuned for updates!

Re: BC L3 Quick Charge Station Status

Posted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:22 pm
by kcarmich
just to clarify, the bylaw in Surrey requires new gas stations or significantly renovated gas stations to install 1 alternative fuel, which could be CNG or hydrogen etc... but obviously it is probably easiest to install a DCQC.

Generally the gas companies are not real happy about this, so I expect them to discourage the use of the DCQC in some way.

Re: BC L3 Quick Charge Station Status

Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 1:57 am
by ataman
1- Nanaimo is operational again. Now requires greenlots app on iOS or Android. No fee yet.

2- Duncan is now operational. Just plug in, no apps or cards yet.